Director, DevOps

New York, New York, United States

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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DevOps Engineers at Code & Theory create infrastructure to support principal engineering projects globally. They work across different cloud platforms and technical stacks, leveraging automation technologies to high levels. As a DevOps Director, you are a subject matter expert in this particular domain and stay abreast of developments and changes in those industries and technologies. 

You will need to be capable of leading a collaborative team of devops engineers, creating consistency in managing cloud environments for ourselves and clients, owning a roadmap for internal tools, and the way projects are set up and maintained.

Finally, you’ll be managing active and upcoming projects for which we develop new and cutting edge experiences which often require applying best practices to operationalize brand new technologies. Whether it’s for in-store experiences, AR/VR projects, AI/ML tools, CMS, ecommerce, and native applications, we need our DevOps Director to lead, ideate and experiment with the development teams to come up with the best solutions. 

In your first few months, you can expect to: 

  • Conduct audits on our current cloud infrastructure platform and roadmap continuous improvement
  • Review existing clients technical architecture to support the respective development teams
  • Analyze our current build processes, to identify how this process can be optimized.

In your first year, you will: 

  • Develop a skill set across all the technical stacks that Code & Theory is using: CMS, Ecommerce, AI/ML/NLP, AR/VR, experiential, etc.
  • Parter with peer technical directors and other technical project leads to understand emerging needs for current and future projects.
  • Roadmap and manage implementation of improvements that have you have identified and have socialized through the technical department (potential topics: CI/CD, Atlassian, AWS/Azure, Server provisioning, etc.)
  • Mentor and manage a team of DevOps engineers to expand our knowledge base in the field and establish best practices. 

To succeed in this role you should have:

  • Expert level sysadmin and devops experience
  • Experience designing and operating highly available software in large distributed and virtual environments.
  • Automation should be in your DNA 
  • Continuous deployment / integration in a rapid startup or agency environment
  • Mastery capabilities in Linux and Unix operating systems
  • Expertise in complex network topologies, cloud/laas environment (AWS, Azure), virtualization software (VMWare) and build systems (Jenkins, Maven, Ant).  
  • Tools including: orchestration (Kubernetes), configuration management (Ansible, Chef), containerization (Vagrant, Docker) and monitoring/alert (New Relic, Nagios)
  • Experience setting up platforms and processes in a multi-project, multi-client environment
  • Experience integrating environments for both web projects (Drupal, AEM, Sitecore), as well as mobile or interactive projects
  • Understanding of typical ad agency processes is beneficial but not required
ABOUT US: Code and Theory is a digital-first strategic and creative agency that designs products, content, and campaigns across physical and digital environments. Founded in 2001 and operating out of offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Atlanta, and Manila, we believe a mix of technology and creativity can solve complex business problems to drive forward innovative change.   From helping to redefining the publishing landscape through our work with media companies such as NBC News, WWE, Bloomberg, The BBC, The Outline, Vogue, and The Guardian, to creating award-winning marketing programs for brands such as Maybelline New York, Victoria’s Secret, and Burger King, to developing unique customer experiences for NYLife, Quest Diagnostics, Citibank, Dignity Health, Reebok and Colgate to designing physical products for companies like Brown-Forman, Hearst, and Comcast, Code and Theory is a creative agency built for the entire ecosystem.   At Code and Theory, we strive to only be limited by our own ambition and creativity. We believe in pushing beyond the easy and obvious answers in order to deliver the solutions that are right for our clients, their businesses, and their users.   BENEFITS: In addition to working with the smart and passionate people that make up the Code and Theory family, you also get the perks. There's the usual - 401k, excellent health, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, flexible spending, pre tax commuter benefits and long- and short-term disability. Code and Theory has a newly improved flexible vacation policy that does not put a defined limit on the amount of paid time off an employee takes in a year as long as they are responsible and accountable to their work. This policy is based on mutual trust between Code and Theory and our employees. Then there are the extras, some random, mostly awesome – bagel Mondays, stocked candy jar and exceptional Stumptown coffee and cold brew, monthly massages and team outings.   Code and Theory is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.  
Job tags: Ansible AWS Azure CD Chef CI Docker Kubernetes Linux Unix Virtualization VMware
Job region(s): North America
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